Matthew Vaughn on Kick-Ass 2: "We Might Do It"
05.26.11 by Ryan
Director Matthew Vaughn is no stranger to comic book movie adaptations, having helmed both 2010's Kick-Ass and the upcoming X-Men: First Class. Vaughn recently revealed his ideas for a potential First Class sequel, but what about the sequel to Kick-Ass?
Scottish comic book writer and Kick-Ass co-creator Mark Millar has always been confident that a Kick-Ass sequel would get made, announcing a year ago that production on the sequel would begin in 2011. Millar followed that statement in September, claiming that Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall would start shooting in "nine months," right after First Class opened.
Actor Aaron Johnson quickly disagreed with Millar's confidence, remarking that "they're not going to make one any time soon." In April, Kick-Ass screenwriter Jane Goldman revealed that Kick-Ass 2 was "not in the works," casting doubt that the sequel would ever be made.
In a recent interview with SlashFilm, Vaughn admitted that a Kick-Ass sequel is possible. "We’re still discussing that at the moment," said Vaughn.
We might do it. People forget that Kick Ass we made for $28 million and now with DVD and everything else has made $225 million in revenue so it’s done great business. A lot of people say it could be like Austin Powers how the first one people couldn’t get their heads around, they all discovered it on video and then the second one was a huge blockbuster.
Vaughn says the hold-up is how to make a superior sequel (something Vaughn is also having to accomplish with First Class).
My theory is I don’t know how to make sure Kick Ass 2 is as good as Kick Ass 1. I enjoyed making the movie so much and I loved working with all the characters in it so who knows? There could be one but if I do a sequel to that it’s gotta be just as good, if not better.
Of course, Vaughn could take a look at Millar's second Kick-Ass comic book series for inspiration. The second series saw the title character attempt to put together a team of costumed vigilantes to take on Red Mist (played by Christopher Mintz-Plasse in the movie) and his team of "Supervillains."